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New Year Shred Bootcamp

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TooImmatureMincePies Fri 04-Jan-13 12:00:41

To run concurrently with BIWI's Low Carb Bootcamp - the 30 Day Shred challenge! Come and chat about all things Shred here, and feel free to moan talk about other types of exercise too.

Oh God, now I actually have to do it! <wibbles>

abbierhodes Fri 04-Jan-13 12:05:57

Can I join? I have the DVD, have done it twice about 3 months ago! I keep saying I'll start again but I'm too goddamn lazy! Perhaps if I have to report back to you guys I'll drag my arse off the sofa!

PrettyPirate Fri 04-Jan-13 12:10:45

Well done starting this!! I'm in!!!
Will start on Monday when kids go back to school, don't know why but I can't stand them joining in -that's why they have just dance game-.

I did shredding more than a year ago and i seem to remember not to do it every day, need to leave yourself a day (or two) between to let the body rest. So 30 day shred takes about two months or bit more.

After a week I found level 1 not challenging enough and did level 2 - that was great workout. Never got to level 3, this time it will happen!!

Kracken Fri 04-Jan-13 12:11:59

Ooh, I'm in! Bought DVD a year ago and it's still in the wrapper! grinWhat day are we going to start?

Kracken Fri 04-Jan-13 12:14:28

Pretty pirate, what results did you get? Were you more toned? I don't know anyone who's done shred, but I don't have much time to exercise so hopefully it will suit me. My arms, thighs and tummy are SO wobbly and I really don't want another summer of covering up!

TooImmatureMincePies Fri 04-Jan-13 12:19:32

Abbierhodes, of course! I'm hoping that having to report back will force me to do it too.

Kracken, I thought I might start tomorrow when DH can look after DD. I go back to work on Monday after 10 months off on mat leave, so I want to have started before then (even if it's only 2 days before).

PrettyPirate, I thought you could exercise 4/5 days out of 7? Not sure, though - my trouble is that I stop for a day off and then never restart.

TooImmatureMincePies Fri 04-Jan-13 12:20:15

Kracken, if you Google 30 day Shred before and after, you get some pretty amazing pictures.

PrettyPirate Fri 04-Jan-13 12:21:03

I did running too and gave up shredding after 4 weeks (2-3 per week). Kept running for couple of more months, did 5K and that was the end of my exercise. I did feel fitter and toned (esp my arms), although didn't keep an eye on my eating and that's why didn't have great results weight-wise (think lost about 5 kg but that came back quite quickly).

Now determined to do LC properly and use shredding as toning up tool rather relying on that to lose weight.

PrettyPirate Fri 04-Jan-13 12:24:17

I think when you start shredding and haven't exercised much before then it's important not to hurt your body too much and give it time to rest a day. Need to read again about it, not sure now if I'm rightblush

prettybird Fri 04-Jan-13 12:26:06

I was doing Ripped in 30 before Christmas. I've finally got to Week 3 (had had two lapsed attempts before, when I only got as far as Week 2) - god knows what Week 4 is like.

After the wee break for Christmas slobbing relaxing, I'm debating whether to start again at Week 2, start again at Week 1 or continue at Week 3.

I've also done the Shred in the past. I still remember the first time I got to Level 3 being totally incapable of getting off my elbows in the "elbows to plank to elbows again" exercise in Circuit 3 (can't remember its proper name) - and being so pleased 2nd time round that I could now do it! grin

I've also just signed up to a 6-8 week road cycling coaching sessions, 3 hours on a Saturday morning. I wasn't sure that they wanted an overweight, 50+ year old - but the lady taking them says that I'm just the sort of person they're aimed at....

They start on the 19th - not sure what I've let myself in for! hmm

froufroulala Fri 04-Jan-13 12:29:52

Can I join please. Have just ordered it so will start as soon as it arrives, am scared already shock

LucyVFood Fri 04-Jan-13 13:00:25

froufroulala, I'm worried too! Think I'm too unfit blush

Lavenderhoney Fri 04-Jan-13 13:10:34

I want to join;)

I did the shred last year, but I have a slight injury which stopped me exercising. It's better now I think but I haven't exercised for 6 weeks now. I also have 6pack in 6 weeks which i should do plus Pilates. I also have a zumba DVD somewheresmile I am a sahm with dc one at school one at home all the time, plus dh works all the time and is away a lot, so I have to do stuff in the home.

froufroulala Fri 04-Jan-13 13:58:18

Lucy I know I am unfit !!!

WillieWaggledagger Fri 04-Jan-13 14:50:04

I'm in, thanks toomuch!

I will start on Monday, but not yet sure whether I will attempt every day or try doing every other day with a run in between...

I hate exercising indoors but also find it hard to get myself out in the dark when I get home from work during the winter, so I may well need lots of nagging encouragement. Dp will be back to his rugby fitness regime though which will help

WillieWaggledagger Fri 04-Jan-13 14:51:52

Gah sorry, meant tooimmature!

MulledwineGless Fri 04-Jan-13 14:59:52

I'm in - got a wedding 3 weeks today so would like to tone up a bit

GuyMartinsSideburns Fri 04-Jan-13 15:47:51

Oh christ guess Id better put my name down here too grin I'll start on monday too when the kids are back at school. I must say though, my arms started looking so fab when I was using it properly months a while ago

I'd best go and scrabble about in the dvd cupboard now to find it....

cathyandclaire Fri 04-Jan-13 16:12:09

I'm in!
Errrr... from Monday I think, got to kick the carb Flu first!
For anyone waiting for their DVD delivery the first section (enough for the first ten days ) is on You Tube...should keep you going until Amazon get it to you. We will all have six packs by February grin

Mrsrudolphduvall Fri 04-Jan-13 17:27:24

Can I join in???
I did my first one, she keeps you going!

I'm fairly fit, belong to a gym and had apersonal trainer every week in 2012.
However I've reached the point where I think I've done everything with her, and it was so expensive.

So I have my last session with her tomorrow ( haven't told her yet blush) and figure if I do the Shred, plus gym and pilates that should be enough.

I'm 6 feet tall and about eleven and a half stone...I'm 52 and have found the weight piles round the middle if I'm not careful.

So will be starting the shred properly on Sunday.

diabolo Fri 04-Jan-13 17:51:10

I'm joining.

Just finished Day 2 of Level 1 and I am buzzing.

I could barely get out of bed this morning, groaning when I walked down the stairs etc and thought there was NO WAY I could do it again today, but I did. I can do everything apart from a full press-up, I have to do the cheat version, but I am determined to get there. I haven't exercised for years apart from 2 x 2 mile dog walks I do each day.

I need to lose a stone so am combining shredding with 5:2 and Dry January,, so hopefully will see some real results by 31st.


Kracken Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:26

Thanks for responding ladies, the before and after pics are astonishing! I have a busy day tomorrow and out in the evening so will start Sunday, promise!

I started LC on weds so hopefully by sun I will have a bit more energy too. Not sure if I'm in ketosis, I have some pee sticks coming tomorrow which show whether you're in ketosis or not- handy!

TooImmatureMincePies Fri 04-Jan-13 19:30:30

Oooh, lots more people! Welcome, everyone!

I know I am unfit too. I haven't done anything except walking the dog and carrying DD around since she was born (she's 10 months now). My tummy is horrendous - I'm hoping toning helps with the wobbly loose skin folds. sad I'd also better go and scrabble around for the DVD and the set of DH's weights I was using last time I tried this. And my sports bra and trainers...

Lavenderhoney Sat 05-Jan-13 09:57:05

Tested my injury but getting to the gym and running/ walking for a session. Went well with no pain, so I am pleased I can get in there when I can now.

I will start the shred tomorrow or Monday. And dh and I have stopped drinking and dh has stopped smoking which is very hard for him and he is a tiny bit grumpy even thought its not even 24 hrs.

Mrsrudolphduvall Sat 05-Jan-13 11:02:48

Sacked the personal trainer this morning, but she made me do a very hard session first!
Shred tomorrow morning.

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